Sunday, February 23, 2014

Beautiful Taichung Day 1

23/7/2013

It was my first time travelling with my dear's family. As the old saying goes, it's easy to socialize but much harder to live together, I got kinda nervous about getting along with his parents for a few days. (Even though they seem to like me very much) I was feeling lucky to turn out everything fine during the trip.

Flight schedule: (HKD2099/ person)
1215- 1355 KA490 (Hong Kong to Taichung)
1450- 1620 KA491 (Taichung to Hong Kong)

Itinerary of today:
Car rental @Car-plus
Lunch @street market
Tea @Miyahara
Taichung Station
Sasha Motel
Tiger City
Dinner @motel

We arrived at the airport 2 hours in advance as usual. I kept reminding myself with DBS AE credit card, I could get a complimentary copy of a magazine/ newspaper from Page One for free as I always forget to do so! Immediately got my favourite travel magazine after I checked all my baggage at the counter. 


Sunday, February 16, 2014

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 17 + 18 (Paris)

25/8/2013- 26/8/2013


Flight details 
1530 EK381 Paris to Dubai
0320 EK139 Dubai to Hong Kong

Itinerary of today:
Breakfast @apartment
Place de la Bastille
Marche Bastille
Roissy bus @Opera
Paris
Dubai
Hong Kong

Did some online reserch and found that Marche Bastille opens on Thursday & Sunday only from 7a.m. to 2:30p.m. Even we slept at around 1a.m. after a serious wash up, (really hard to remove all those make-up and hair spray...) we still insisted to wake up early for Marche Bastille.

Planned to have breakfast in Marche Bastille, but seeing those leftover in our fridge, we made up our mind to cook them all instead. It was a rainy and chilly morning. We decided to walk all the way to Bastille from our apartment (20 minutes walk) but we found that we had made a wrong decision. Even we could take a look at all those interesting shops on the way, we couldn't stand with the cold weather. (I didn't even wear my jacket! Stupid me!) We saw a Starbucks and immediately got inside and bought a pastry and a cup of hot Mocha. (EUR6.5) Then we got pretty much warmer and continued with our long journey.


Saturday, February 08, 2014

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 16 (Paris)

24/8/2013

Itinerary of today:
Brunch @apartment
All day photo shooting

Here comes the most crucial moment of our trip- our big project. After finishing our home-made brunch, we still got some time for packing and writing postcards.


Hong Kong 1 day trip - Shing Mun Country Park

8/2/2014

Had great fun hiking with my friends at weekend. We tried the Shing Mun Country Park, which is one of the most famous monkeys mountaina in Hong Kong.

From Tsuen Wan MTR Station, Exit C, we took 15 minutes walk to Shui Wo Street taking minibus 82 and alighted at its terminal below Shing Mun Reservoir. The Pineapple Dam was just right there. It is a smaller dam of the Shing Mun Reservoir, noticeable by its country park sign that looks like an ancient city gate. Its name comes from the pineapples that many Hakka villagers grew here when they settled in the area. 



Saturday, February 01, 2014

Europe pre-wedding trip Day 15 (Paris)

23/8/2013

Itinerary of today:
Breakfast @apartment
Sacre- Coeur Montmartre
St- Pierre de Montmartre 
Les jetaime 
Place des Abbesses 
Le Moulin Rouge  
Tea @CafĂ© des 2 Moulins 
Supermarket Franprix  
Dinner @apartment 

It was the most relaxing day of our trip as we were gonna have our pre-wedding photo shoot the next day. Didn't want to get too tired before that. Slept in and slowly we made our own breakfast and sandwiches to eat on the go. 
We took the metro to Chateau Rouge (2 tickets) and made our way to Sacre- Coeur. It was a bit far though, but still there were quite a lot to see on the way. Have heard stories of pick-pocketing and everyone reminded me to mind the gypsies and the blacks. We really saw lots of those from the metro station and we started to get panic. Maybe it's a bit weird with Chinese people like us heading there on our own, many of them seemed to have curiosities from their eyes. We broke into a trot and rushed all the way until we thought we were safe.